Teenage Peckham rapist who threatened victim with knife sentenced to five years in custody

A teenager who raped an 18-year-old woman in Peckham has been given a custodial sentence.

Tamoy Bailey, 18, of Hastings Close, Peckham, was sentenced on Monday, 9 November after he was convicted of rape and false imprisonment following a trial at Inner London Crown Court.

Bailey, who was aged 16 at the time, carried out the attack at an address in Peckham on 31 March 2019 after meeting the then 18-year-old victim earlier that day.

The woman was asked to go to the house and when she got there, Bailey locked her in the bathroom and subjected her to verbal abuse before raping her. He also threatened her with a knife and said he would stab her if she did not have sex with him.

After the attack, the woman managed to leave the address and get to safety, where she immediately called police to report the attack.

Bailey was arrested on Tuesday, 2 April and charged with rape and false imprisonment, all relating to the same 18-year-old victim.

Judge Donne sentenced him to a five-year custodial sentence with a two year parole extension due to the danger he poses to potential victims. He was given three year sentence to run concurrently in relation to the false imprisonment.

Judge Donne said, “The victim pleaded with you stop, and you replied, ‘Do I look as if I care?’ This exemplified your attitude towards her. You did not care about her, you wanted sex and were willing to do what was necessary to obtain it.”

He also stated that Bailey represented a “significant risk of harm to the public.”

Detective Constable Jake Good, of the Met’s Central South safeguarding team, said: “Bailey is a violent sexual offender and an ongoing risk to women. He was arrogant in the extreme and thought he could get away with raping this young woman.

“I hope this result and the sentencing brings her some degree of comfort. Importantly, I would like to recognise her dignity while confronting the trauma he put her through, in addition to the stress of the court proceedings.”


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